Niccolò Masini, Genoa 1989, is an Italian Multidisciplinary Artist and Illustrator. « It is essential to know in order to belong. Knowledge can not necessarily only found in books. Certain learnings are to be engaged with in order to grasp,... Read More
Niccolò Masini, Genoa 1989, is an Italian Multidisciplinary Artist and Illustrator.
« It is essential to know in order to belong. Knowledge can not necessarily only found in books. Certain learnings are to be engaged with in order to grasp, a knowledge of the world that one can gain through experience in order to identify, thus moving closer to and even becoming part of. To become one with its world. ». NM
Masini’s artworks lay in the realm of narrative and craft, but also poetry and anthropology. It guides both its creator and audience through an engaging narrative of methods, voices, views, and perspectives. Questioning the fundamentals and the hidden rules the concept of « culture », he draws his inspiration from literature, history, folklore, psychoanalysis, religion, anthropology or even simply daily life experiences.
For over ten years, Niccolò Masini has been working and studying within the international art scene as a freelance Illustrator, audiovisual artist, as well as a graphic and visual designer. He has worked for press, magazines, publishing houses, start-ups, theater, and many more environments uniting the creative and innovative minds. Masini thrives on collaborations, especially when confronting a multicultural and multidisciplinary coexistence. Many of his projects, past and present, involve collaborations with professionals outside his field of practice, permitting him to expand his concepts and knowledge of the world. Practicing on three continents, his work has been exhibited in countries such as Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, Korea, Canada, Argentina, and Japan.
- EDUCATION -
2011 / 2015 GERRIT RIETVELD ACADEMIE, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS.Bachelor of Fine Arts and Design, major in Audio Visual Arts (VAV)
2013 / 2014 ROYAL MELBOURNE INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.Study Abroad Program, Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Video Arts2009 / 2011 EUROPEAN INSTITUTE of DESIGN (IED), MILAN, ITALY.Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Animation and Illustration
- SELECTED EXHIBITIONS -2019/Scheduled BIENALSUR - International Contemporary Art Biennial of SouthAmerica, Buenos Aires (AR)2018 INTERNATIONAL INVITED EXHIBITION - Yonsei University, Seoul (KR)2018 (RI)TORNARE - Sala Dogana di Palazzo Ducale, Genoa (IT)2018 INDIFFERENZA - Fortezza da basso, Florence (IT)2018 CONTAMINAZIONI - Fall Design Week, SAM, Milan (IT)2018 GAMMA COMPETITION - Global Marketing Conference, Tokyo (JP)2018 KUNSTRAI ART - RAI Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)2017 CYCLICAL ANGLES - La Boîte À Pois, Montrèal (CA)2017 XI EDIZIONE LA VITA È SOGNO - Palazzo Ducale, Genoa (IT)2016 TACHYONS - Kombat Collective, Buenos Aires (AR)2015 GENOVA CONTEMPORANEA - Satura, Genoa (IT)2015 HESITANT AUTONOMY - Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (NL)2015 WONDER & WANDER - Rietveld in de Oude Kerk, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (NL)2014 I PORTI DEL MARE - Palazzo San Giorgio, Genoa, Milan, San Benedetto delTronto, Turin (IT)2014 CONSTANT COMPANION - Rietveld in de Oude Kerk, Oude kerk, Amsterdam (NL)2013 RMIT MFA - RMIT building 49, Melbourne (AU)2013 TENTOONSTELLING PETER DE GROTE - Hermitage Museum, Amsterdam (NL)2012 THE KIJK SYMPHOSYUM, RIETVELD UNCUT - Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)2011 REALITY CHECK! - Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
- RESIDENCES -
2018 PREMIO ITALIA - ARGENTINA PER L’ARTE, May/June, Buenos Aires (AR)
2018 CANTIERI/TRASPARENZE Festival, With the collective Generazione Disagio,a week of production residency for Teatro dei Venti, Modena (IT)2018 IMMAGINARE L’IMPOSSIBILE - week of production residency with DispensaBarzotti, Ex Asilo Filangeri, Naples (IT)
- PRICES / RECOGNITIONS -2018 BEST YOUNG ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Painting & Sculpture) GAMMA young artistcompetition, GM Conference Tokyo (JP) 2018 PREMIO ITALIA ARGENTINA PER L’ARTE, Ministero degli Affari Esteri e dellaCooperazione Internazionale Italiano, dall’ICC di Buenos Aires e dall’IstitutoGaruzzo per le Arti Visive di Torino IGAV, Buenos Aires (AR).2018 FINALIST ENEGANART PRICE, Enegan, Fortezza da Basso, Florence (IT).2018 FINALIST ARTZINE ART PRICE - FIGURATIVE ART2017 FREDIANI HONORARY PRICE, Sergio Frediani foundation, Genoa (IT).2012 FIRST PRICE MACCHIA BLUES FESTIVAL, Macchia d’Irsenia (IT).2011 FREDIANI HONORARY PRICE, Sergio Frediani foundation, Genoa (IT).2010 CHATWIN PRICE, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa (IT).